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17th Jan '18 3:23:06 AM TheNerevarine
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* The Sorcerer-Kings in ''TabletopGame/DarkSun''. Its right there in the name! They are magic-wielding tyrants that long time ago used defiling magic that turned their world into a desert wasteland and used the lives of several demi-human races as fuel, with some species going completely extinct. As result, they became immortal and while they aren't truly gods themselves, they do [[AGodAmI have the attitude]] and [[PhysicalGod power to back it up]] with very few individuals in this setting being able to challenge them.
13th Jan '18 4:03:08 PM StFan
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* Fanfic/KingdomHeartsNewEpicTheFirst has the malevolent and dangerous Wolfang Richler. Despite initially appearing to be a harmless, wacky trickster, it is made evident even in his introduction that this is ''not'' someone you want interested in you. He has incredibly fearsome magic that is, by all appearance, ''solely OneHitKill moves.'' Including a very literal DeathGlare. Its even mentioned that he once had a lot more power in the worlds than he currently does, and he's looking to get all that back.

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* Fanfic/KingdomHeartsNewEpicTheFirst ''Fanfic/KingdomHeartsNewEpicTheFirst'' has the malevolent and dangerous Wolfang Richler. Despite initially appearing to be a harmless, wacky trickster, it is made evident even in his introduction that this is ''not'' someone you want interested in you. He has incredibly fearsome magic that is, by all appearance, ''solely OneHitKill moves.'' Including a very literal DeathGlare. Its even mentioned that he once had a lot more power in the worlds than he currently does, and he's looking to get all that back.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[RealityWarper Discord]] served as this during [[TheDarkTimes Equestria's early history]] before [[BigGood Princesses]] [[TheHighQueen Celestia]] and [[TheSacredDarkness Luna]] [[SealedEvilInACan defeated him]]. The Royal Sisters in question both serve as the unambiguously ''good'' version this for Equestria most of the time, using their magic to [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows raise the sun and moon]], and generally make life good for their subjects.

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[[RealityWarper Discord]] served as this during [[TheDarkTimes Equestria's early history]] before [[BigGood Princesses]] [[TheHighQueen Celestia]] and [[TheSacredDarkness Luna]] [[SealedEvilInACan defeated him]]. The Royal Sisters in question both serve as the unambiguously ''good'' version this for Equestria most of the time, using their magic to [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows raise the sun and moon]], and generally make life good for their subjects.



* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'': Skeletor - similar set up to Thulsa Doom - big guy with loincloth and sword fights weird villain with powers that vary DependingOnTheWriter.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'': Skeletor - Skeletor, similar set up setup to Thulsa Doom - Doom: big guy with loincloth and sword fights weird villain with powers that vary DependingOnTheWriter.



8th Jan '18 12:06:20 AM Fireblood
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* ''Film/KingArthurLegendOfTheSword'': Vortigern becomes this after seizing power due to a pact with some eldritch creatures.
12th Oct '17 8:00:33 AM WillyFourEyes
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* In the light novel, anime and manga {{Overlord}}, VillainProtagonist Ainz is a very, very rare example of a protagonist being this trope.

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* In the light novel, anime and manga {{Overlord}}, ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'', VillainProtagonist Ainz is a very, very rare example of a protagonist being this trope.
22nd Sep '17 10:27:13 PM Eievie
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* ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' series by Creator/GlenCook is chock full of these guys and gals, with the most prominent being the Lady (in the present day) and the Dominator (in the backstory). There're also some former Sorcerous Overlords - specifically, most of the Taken seem to be this - who were enslaved by the more powerful ones. AlwaysABiggerFish, indeed.

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* ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' series by Creator/GlenCook is chock full of these guys and gals, with the most prominent being the Lady (in the present day) and the Dominator (in the backstory). There're also some former Sorcerous Overlords - specifically, Overlords--specifically, most of the Taken seem to be this - who this--who were enslaved by the more powerful ones. AlwaysABiggerFish, indeed.



* ''{{Literature/Tigana}}'': The Peninsula of the Palm is ruled by not one but '''two''' sorcerer conquerors, Alberico and Brandin.



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14th Sep '17 12:06:41 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Film/Willow}}'': Queen Bavmorda, who's not only a conquering ruler but also a powerful sorceress.
12th Sep '17 3:51:26 PM RoninMacbeth
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* Xykon in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' can be considered this as he's an EvilSorcerer, leads the nomadic goblins/hobgoblins and started the strip holed up in an impressive cavern system containing one of the lynchpins of the universe. [[spoiler:He recently became a more classical overlord when he conquered Azure City, though he's reluctant to just sit there and rule it in typical overlord fashion.]]

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* Xykon [[CardCarryingVillain Xykon]] in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' can be considered this as he's an EvilSorcerer, leads a horde of goblins and, after the nomadic goblins/hobgoblins former get slaughtered, an army of hobgoblins and started the strip holed up in an impressive cavern system containing one of the lynchpins of the universe. [[spoiler:He recently He became a more classical overlord when he conquered Azure City, though he's reluctant loath to just sit there and rule it in typical overlord fashion.]]fashion, since what he's actually after are [[SealedEvilInACan The Gates]], not to mention the fact that the nitty-gritty of statesmanship bores him. His [[TheDragon Dragon]], [[BadassPreacher Redcloak]], on the other hand...
28th Aug '17 4:07:34 PM RoninMacbeth
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** But way before them was [[SatanicArchetype Melkor/]][[GodOfEvil Morgoth]]. While most of the other EvilOverlords of Middle-Earth are mortals or Fallen Maia, Melkor is a Valar of great might. Maia are extraordinarily powerful. Vala are more powerful than Maia. Melkor was more powerful than ''[[UpToEleven all of the other Vala combined.]]''He demonstrates this by using his magical powers to destroy and twist matter into his liking, [[MindRape mind raping people]], and being a generally ManipulativeBastard.

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** But way before them was [[SatanicArchetype Melkor/]][[GodOfEvil Morgoth]]. While most of the other EvilOverlords [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlords]] of Middle-Earth are mortals or Fallen Maia, Melkor is a Valar of great might. Maia are extraordinarily powerful. Vala are more powerful than Maia. Melkor was more powerful than ''[[UpToEleven all of the other Vala combined.]]''He demonstrates this by using his magical powers to destroy and twist matter into his liking, [[MindRape mind raping people]], and being a generally ManipulativeBastard.
28th Aug '17 4:06:49 PM RoninMacbeth
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** But way before them was [[SatanicArchetype Melkor/]][[GodOfEvil Morgoth]], he's basically a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Vala]] of great might. The mightiest of all who can use his magical powers to destroy and twist matters into his liking. He can even engage in MindRape and cursing people according to what he wills and succeeds.

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** But way before them was [[SatanicArchetype Melkor/]][[GodOfEvil Morgoth]], he's basically Morgoth]]. While most of the other EvilOverlords of Middle-Earth are mortals or Fallen Maia, Melkor is a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Vala]] Valar of great might. The mightiest of Maia are extraordinarily powerful. Vala are more powerful than Maia. Melkor was more powerful than ''[[UpToEleven all who can use of the other Vala combined.]]''He demonstrates this by using his magical powers to destroy and twist matters matter into his liking. He liking, [[MindRape mind raping people]], and being a generally ManipulativeBastard.
*** Here's how powerful Melkor is/was: Sauron poured his essence into the One Ring to stay alive. Melkor poured his essence into Arda itself. That's right. Nothing short of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
can even engage in MindRape and cursing people according to what he wills and succeeds. kill him.
17th Aug '17 10:35:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Night King is a thousands-year old undead necromancer and the leader of the army of the dead that is preparing to invade the Seven Kingdoms.
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